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The balance between observance of the law and observance of religion.

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The balance between observance of the law and observance of religion. Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 17 Aug 2015
By Chantelle Ankers-Burke
Blackburn and Others v HMRC (2013) - How the law should be interpreted in light of religious beliefs and practices? 

Prayer in the Public Domain

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Prayer in the Public Domain
Updated 30 Jul 2015
By Dawn Cope
Understanding the 17 Town of Greece, New York v Galloway et al Docket case with prayer and community in mind.

Sacred and secular: How to research a blog post

Sacred and secular: How to research a blog post Creative commons image Credit: Gordon Giles under CC-BY-ND-2.5 licence
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 22 Jun 2015
Find out about the sacred and secular project and how to research law and religion cases for your blog posts on the subject. 

Order your free 'The Met' poster

Order your free 'The Met' poster Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Updated 02 Jun 2015
Order your free poster on the policing puzzle to accompany the BBC/OU series The Met.

The illicit world of Indian dance

The illicit world of Indian dance Copyrighted image Credit: Vonora | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
Although Bollywood has brought social change, the history of dancers in India is a story of shaming. Anna Morcom visited Thinking Allowed to...

Mass surveillance just doesn’t work

Mass surveillance just doesn’t work Copyrighted image Credit: Flynt | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Dec 2014
Are the government's plans (or hopes) to collect information on everyone and everything infeasible? 

Is Bitcoin legal?

Is Bitcoin legal? Creative commons image Credit: Duncan Rawlinson under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence
Updated 27 Oct 2014
Most of the world’s largest economies allow Bitcoin transfers without restriction but others have outlawed the currency.

Sacred and secular

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Sacred and secular Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 04 Sep 2014
Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align.

Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey

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Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Is religious doctrine still a given when it comes to rights and ethics? This video investigates that question.

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

Employment law and practice

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Employment law and practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 31 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This course considers the development and characteristics of the modern employment relationship. It examines issues such as discrimination, breach...

Understanding law

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Understanding law Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This introduction to the English legal system covers some of the Foundations of Legal Knowledge, teaches legal research techniques and explores EC...

Law: agreements, rights and responsibilities

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Law: agreements, rights and responsibilities Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Examine the two Foundations of Legal Knowledge covered by the Law of Obligations – Contract Law and the Law of Tort – and the law of restitution.

Relationships, families and the law

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Relationships, families and the law Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 31 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Examine how law influences modern relationships and families, exploring issues such as living together, marriage, divorce and the law in relation...